Velocity Token Review: VTN points ICO lending Ponzi scheme
Velocity Token provide no information on their website about who owns or runs the business.
The Velocity Token website domain (“velocitytoken.io”) was privately registered on December 21st, 2017.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
Velocity Token Products
Velocity Token has no retailable products or services, with affiliates only able to market Velocity Token affiliate membership itself.
The Velocity Token Compensation Plan
Velocity Token affiliates purchase VTN points from the company’s anonymous owners.
VTN points are sold to Velocity Token affiliates for 50 cents to $1.50 each.
Once acquired, VTN points are “lent” back to Velocity Token on the promise of an advertised ROI.
- invest $100 to $1000 and receive a variable daily ROI plus 0.1% bonus daily ROI for 200 days
- invest $1010 to $5000 and receive a variable daily ROI plus 0.2% bonus daily ROI for 150 days
- invest $5010 to $10,000 and receive a variable daily ROI plus 0.25% bonus daily ROI for 100 days
- invest $10,010 to $50,000 and receive a variable daily ROI plus 0.3% bonus daily ROI for 60 days
Referral commissions on funds invested by downline affiliates are paid down three levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 5%
level 2 – 3%
- level 3 – 1%
Joining Velocity Token
Velocity Token affiliate membership is free, however free affiliates can only earn referral commissions.
Full participation in the Velocity Token MLM opportunity requires a minimum $100 investment.
Velocity Token claim to generate external ROI revenue through “trading bots”.
Our AI bot is able te [sic] recognise Pump and Dumps and will use this to gain profit from.
No evidence of this bot or any external revenue being used to pay affiliates is provided.
The claim Velocity Token profits from “pump and dump” altcoins is somewhat amusing, seeing as that’s pretty much what Velocity Token is.
VTN is yet another altcoin launched for the sake of launching an altcoin. Outside of the attached lending scheme VTN are worthless, which is important because Velocity Token’s lending operates as a Ponzi scheme.
With no external funds the only verifiable source of revenue entering Velocity Token is newly invested funds.
Using newly invested funds to pay existing affiliates a daily ROI makes Velocity Token a Ponzi scheme.
Lending ICO Ponzis like Velocity Token play out as follows:
Admins (who are typically anonymous) offload worthless pre-generated points in exchange for real money. In this case it’s VTN points.
The admins then use some of this money to pay promised ROIs for as long as new affiliates sign up.
Once affiliate recruitment dries up so does the ROI reserve.
When a predetermined threshold is reached, the anonymous Velocity Token admins pull a runner with what’s left.
Early Velocity Token investors make a bit of money (mostly via recruitment of new investors). But same as any other Ponzi scheme, the reality of such scams is that the majority of participants eventually lose money.